09 December 2018
Bulletin

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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie 
E-mail Parish Secretary:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 14th October 2018

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke    

MASS TIMES

Weekend Masses

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30a.m, 10.00a.m, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30a.m

Holy Days

Church of the Assumption:7.45a.m, 10.00a.m, 1.10p.m, 6.30p.m.

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:Vigil 8.00pm

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

CONFESSIONS

Saturday:  12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 0579321587

Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm; 1.30-5pm to book weddings, baptisms, certs, etc; 

Reception service 5-9pm.

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily. 

Parish Shop selling a selection of religious items. 

Teas after 10am Mass Mon, Wed & Fri. 

Meeting Rooms available: Contact Administrator for details of rates, availability etc.

Parish Support Services:  Bereavement Listening, etc.  For appointment, ph 0579326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.


THE GIFT OF WISDOM

The readings today are rich in reflective thought. In the book of wisdom, Solomon cannot emphasise enough the gift of wisdom and values it above gold, silver and even his own health.

In the gospel we get a beautiful insight into the subtely and sensitivity of Jesus in His communication with people. He gives a masterclass displaying a great depth of wisdom and understanding in imparting a message. Despite our own best efforts we can also be like the “rich young man” and fail to see the obvious. The person at the centre of the gospel was without doubt a very good well intentioned person who wanted the ultimate gift of inheriting “eternal life”. Jesus engaged with him in a loving, caring and sensitive manner. However Jesus’ response to his question was not what he expected nor indeed wanted to hear. It was a call to “poverty of spirit” a mindset where he was in a sense detached from his wealth. The call of Jesus to the man at that moment was too much for him.

As St. Paul says the words of Jesus were alive and active “sharper than any two-edged sword”. The invitation to the wealthy man who courageously asked his question also confronts us in our daily lives. It is as relevant today as it was back then. Jesus answer remains the same; attachment can diminish our freedom to follow the call of Jesus.


MUSINGS

‘Of the essence of motherhood is the fact that it concerns the person. Motherhood always establishes a unique and unrepeatable relationship between two people: between mother and child and between child and mother. Even when the same woman is the mother of many children, her personal relationship with each one of them is the very essence of motherhood.

For each child is generated in a unique and unrepeatable way, and this is true both for the mother and for the child. Each child is surrounded in the same way by that maternal love on which are based the child’s development and coming to maturity as a human being […] Mary’s motherhood which becomes man’s inheritance is a gift: a gift which Christ himself makes personally to evry individual’.

Saint John Paul II, Intercom 2018


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

… Don’t make the mistake of letting yesterday use up too much of today …


NEXT SUNDAY IS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY -

SUNDAY OCTOBER 14TH

Next Sunday, 21st October, Pope Francis is asking you and every Catholic worldwide to come together in celebration of World Mission Sunday. On this very special day, every Church, in every parish across our globe will give what they can, no matter how little, towards the World Mission Sunday collection. 

Your contribution will be used to help spread faith, hope and love by supporting overseas missionaries, many of whom work in some of the worlds most impoverished and remote communities.

There will be an exit collection next Sunday to support the missions. Further information can be found at www.wmi.ie


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Mark 10:17-30

We often get satisfaction from the things we own, clothes, cars, homes, gadgets or money. There would be something unnatural if we did not. But what happens to us when possesions begin to ‘own’ us, when they take a hold of us, when we become obsessed with them? Jesus seeks followers who have the freedom to let go of possessions in order to be a servant of others. In whom have you seen this freedom? When have you experienced it yourself?

Growth implies change. That change sometimes means letting go of something we have at this moment: job, status, home, secutiry, or something else we value. There can be an apparent loss in letting go. Yet have you ever found that you actually gained by having the freedom to let go of something to which you had previously clung?

The disciples thought that Jesus was making impossible demands of people following him. He acknowledged that discipleship was impossible to us on our own efforts alone. How have you experienced the benefits of the help of others and of God when you were faced with difficulties in life? 

John Byrne, osa, Intercom 2018  


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 20th Oct, Sat 27th Oct, Sun 4th Nov & Sat 17th Nov in Tullamore & Sun 11th Nov in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 17th Oct.

To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

It is advisable to give six months’ notice of your intention to marry to both the Church and the Registrar. To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.  

All couples getting married must attend a pre-marriage course. Contact ACCORD, 9341831 or www.accord.ie. ACCORD also available for marriage and relationship counselling.


NB:  NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN MUST BE IN THE PARISH CENTRE BY 9.30AM WEDNESDAY.

Only notices from parish groups, non-profit making organisations & clubs included


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 15     7.45  Molyneaux & Feery Families

              10.00  Chris O’Reilly

Tues 16 10.00  PJ Ryan

Wed 17   7.45  Patrick & Kathleen Cronly

             10.00  Margaret Bracken & Family, Spollenstown

Thurs 18  7.45  John & Josephine Bailey, Parnell St

             10.00  Kate Mills, O’Molloy St

Fri 19   10.00  Hayden Kenny, Mon Mem 

Sat 20     6.30  Sean McCarthy, 1st Ann

                      Catherine Gunning, Mon Mem 

Sun 21   8.30  Molly & Patrick Cleary, Clara Rd & son Noel & grandson Brando

            10.00  Jocelynn Longworth & Famly

            11.30  Jordan Murphy, Mon Mem

                       Kitty Jeanette, 1st Ann

              1.00  Donal Hogan, 1st Ann

Shared Mass, Sat 20, 10am: Pamela Finlay; Sr. Catherine Cronly; James, Margaret, Rose & Mary Ann Graham & Eddie Shevlin; Brigid & Joseph Connolly & Family; Margaret & Paddy Cooney & Family; Joseph O’Connor & Family; Michael Cuskelly; Owen & James Daly, Kathleen & Martin Howard; Annie & Paddy Heffernan; John Galvin & Margaret Cunningham; Lulu & Martin Colsh; Aidan Stone; John Cunningham; Josephine Brennan; Eileen & Peter McLoughlin; Christy Brennan; Andrew & Rose Meacle; Daniel O’Brien; Jack, Josephine & Sinead Boland; Joseph & Elizabeth Gorman & Family; Millie Bryan; Mary & Jim Vickers; Jack Hensey & Family; Larry Rigney & Family; John & Annie Connolly; Patrick Edward Wrafter; Deborah, Andrew & Ted Maher; Michael Kavanagh; Aidan & Eileen Egan; Elaine, Joe & Carmel Lynch; Terry & Vincent Clarke; Aidas Januskevicius; John & Bridie Geoghegan; Donal Kelleher; John Komban; Brigid & Jackie McNair; Louise Waters.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Jasmine Suzanna Modesto & Niamh Róisín Lawlor who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Mary McEvoy McKenna, Kathleen Plunkett & Declan Bray . 


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3272; Durrow €312; 

Envelopes €2410;

Thank you for your continued support


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER,  OUR PARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUGUST, 1996  


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit an hour with the Lord: Sun 1-2am, 2-3am. Ph: 0851162668.

PADRE PIO MASS: Tues 16, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.

SERVICE OF HARVEST THANKSGIVING, Methodist Church, Sun 14, 7.30pm. Guest speaker, Fr Luke.  Refreshments after service. All welcome.

TULLAMORE MOBILE BLOOD UNIT: Tullamore Court Hotel, Mon 15-Wed 17, 4.30-8pm. Further Info: www.giveblood.ie

TULLAMORE DIECAST TOY & MODEL 6TH SHOW in aid of SOSAD, Sun 21, Tullamore Court Hotel, 10.30am-17.00pm. 

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT free 5 week Education Programme starting Thurs 18, 7.30pm, Bridge House Hotel.  Ph Michelle 0864183805.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE fundraiser, “Ladies Afternoon of Gin & Chic” Sun 21, Hugh Lynch’s 2-5pm. Tickets €15pp.  Ph 0579351796. 

FREE STRUCTURED PATIENT EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE WITH TYPE TWO DIABETES Mon 22 & Tues 23, Primary Care Centre. 10am-1.30pm. Contact Orla/ Niamh: 0906424844. 

FREE COMPUTER TRAINING IN TULLAMORE LIBRARY starting Tues 16, 6-8 pm. To book ph Irish Rural Link: 0906482744.

TULLAMORE DOG WALKING GROUP Talk organised by Offaly Local Development, Thurs 18, 11-12pm, Millennium House, Main St. Tea/coffee on the day. Contact Amanda 0877470562

CATHOLIC BIBLE STUDY & HEALING BY BROTHER JOHNSON: Wed 17, 6-9pm, Day Chapel, Church of the Assumption.

KILBEGGAN APOSTOLIC SOCIETY thanks the people of Durrow Parish for their generosity to our mission collection. A display of all items in Kilbeggan Parish Centre Sat night 20 & Sun 21.  

 
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